August 26, 2008
By YOKO ONO
This appeared in The New York Times
today. Two things. First, I agree with the point. It cannot be stated forcefully enough. Second, I find the "genre" question raised by this offering an intriguing one. An Op-Ed is a short, punchy essay on some topic, whether private or public. It is meant to provoke thought. The medium is text; words, carefully chosen (in principle) under constraints of length. Op-Art,
has the same aim. It too operates within relatively strict constraints - in this instance, ink & paper, two dimensions, and so on. But the medium is an image.